This coming Friday will be 26 years since the Sega Genesis became available in North America. Over the years, it would become a major competitor against video game giant Nintendo, with a wide variety of classics including what would become Sega’s mascot: Sonic The Hedgehog. As the years went on and the equipment aged, Sega came up with a variety of ideas to keep the electric juices flowing, with add-on devices like the Sega CD and 32X. One major problem with these is that each one required it’s own power supply, which were of the brick style, which became not only an electrical power hog, but a physical one as well. A new homemade device has been developed by a gamer that wanted to eliminate the problems that is encountered by using all three items normally, that will allow a gamer to power all three devices with a single, standard plug.
About two months ago, Retro Game Network became the site to offer NES fans an exclusive trailer for the latest game being created by Kevin Hanley of Khan Games, called “The Incident“. Just like many of Khan’s original titles to hit the console, it has gotten a lot of hype within the community, and many retro gamers are anticipating it’s arrival. While the traditional version of the game is still yet to come, it has been announced that just like they have done in the past, a special limited edition version of the game is currently being made available for auction in extremely limited quantities. However, wait until you see everything that you are getting!
One thing that most retro gamers can agree on, is that we love our gaming past. But this typically goes on much further and beyond just loving our games. We tend to love the generation, the culture, and most importantly, the toys. We love toys around here! Growing up, I think many of us also enjoyed playing to Hot Wheels cars, and this evenings news will be combining our love for both toys and retro video games. It has been recently announced that Mattel is working on releasing a new set of Hot Wheels cars, with a Super Mario Brothers theme, for a very special occasion!
Last month, Retro Game Network had reported that a buyout between independent video game console company Ouya, and popular computer peripheral company Razer, had been in the works. This was originally reported inadvertently by acquisition management firm Mesa Global, who made the announcement on their official website, on the section that shows recent transactions. While neither Ouya or Razer had made an official press release since then, it has been confirmed by Razer that the transaction has officially taken place, with Julie Uhrman out as CEO of Ouya.
Back in the days before the internet, we had fewer options for help when it came to games, especially elaborate games in which maps would have been helpful. We had physical paper magazines, of course we had word of mouth from our friends, and in some areas we might have been able to either dial a 900 number (with parents permission before you dial of course), or even access a local BBS service on your computer in some cases. But one of the most common things that people did was let their imagination run wild and have creativity take control, and actually make their own maps to refer to later on. Usually these maps were created by the gamer themselves, but a recently rediscovered map was found by a Reddit member, which was made for by his aunt, to help him play the NES classic “The Legend Of Zelda”.